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First Posted: Jan 7, 2010
Nov 6, 2014

Chestnut Coat Color Genes Test Available for Horses

Identification of horse chestnut coat color genotype using SNaPshot(R)

"Identification of Horse Chestnut Coat Color Genotype Using SNaPshot(R)
Fernando Rendo , Mikel Iriondo , Carmen Manzano and Andone Estonba

BMC Research Notes 2009, 2:255
Published: 16 December 2009
Abstract (provisional)


The Cantabrian Coast horse breeds of the Iberian Peninsula have mainly black or bay colored coats, but alleles responsible for a chestnut coat color run in these breeds and occasionally, chestnut horses are born. Chestnut coat color is caused by two recessive alleles, e and ea, of the melanocortin-1 receptor gene, whereas the presence of the dominant, wild-type E allele produces black or bay coat horses. ...


This study demonstrates the usefulness of the DNA methodology reported herein as a device for identifying chestnut alleles...."

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New Test for Chestnut Coat Color Genes in Horses Available

Abstracts and Studies